Amish Four Grain Pale Ale - Lancaster Brewing Company
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Reviews by Dodo2step:
3.75/5 rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
I had this on tap in a pint glass at LBC when i took my fiance there to eat tonight.
When it got to my tabel there was no head at all and a very faint white lace around the top. It had a dark yet crisp light mahogany color. It also had hints of red as well.
I could really only smell the wheat in the beer. I couldnt pick up much of anything else. It had a bland smell. Nothing to exciting.
The taste was unique. It was sweet and then bitter. If you flip bittersweet around to make it sweetbitter thats what this beer was. It was also quite malty and a nice flush of hops at the tail end of the drink.
Nice blend of hops but more malty and sweet than anything. It had a nice feel in the mouth but nothing that makes you say wow that was great.
This is a nice beer to enjoy with dinner. This would also be a safe choice for a six pack or variety if you just want something decent to drink.
Serving type: on-tap
02-23-2008 02:02:37 | More by Dodo2step
More User Reviews:
2.71/5 rDev -24.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
This is my second Lancaster Brewing beer I've had off the premises, and so far, I'm not a fan of their bottled product. The other was their Hop Hog IPA and between that one and this, I'm convinced that someone hid the hops over in Lancaster.
This pours an almost reddish amber with a substantial head that dissipates quickly. Both the aroma and the taste are far maltier than I'd expect in a pale ale, without so much as a hint of hop bitterness to cut through the sweetness. If this had been presented as a classic British ESB, I'd probably rate it much higher, but it's far too malt-forward to qualify as a Pale Ale in my book.
As for the rather unique 4-grain grain bill, it didn't seem to make much of an impact that I could detect. I generally expect rye to bring a bit of a rough edge, yet this was smooth as could be. And the wheat did nothing to crisp it up. I'd be really interested in knowing what the proportions of the various grains were.
Like I said, had I been in the mood for something sweeter, I might have enjoyed this much more than I did. But the utter absence of hop character made this a disappointment as a pale ale. I'm not surprised they decided to retire this one.
Serving type: bottle
07-12-2013 20:06:29 | More by LCB_Hostage
Amish Four Grain Pale Ale from Lancaster Brewing Company
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